2019 Fall Events

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Most of these events take place in Northern Virginia and are free to attend, unless otherwise indicated. Check out the Halloween events page, too!

Mary with pumpkins at Merrifield Garden Center

Mary with pumpkins at Merrifield Garden Center

Saturday, September 7


Friday, September 13

  • Mid-Autumn Festival

Saturday, September 14


Saturday, September 14 – Tuesday, November 5 (see website for schedule of open days)


Thursday, September 19


Saturday, September 21

  • The “official” first day of Oktoberfest, as celebrated in Germany.

Monday, September 23


Saturday, September 28


Sunday, September 29


Saturday, October 5


Saturday, October 5 – 6, 12 – 13 and 19 – 20  *Mary’s Autumn Top Pick!*


Wednesday, October 9 


Saturday, October 12

  • City of Fairfax Fall Festival. 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Old Town Fairfax.
  • Scarecrow Making Workshop. 12 noon – 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, Great Falls. $6 per scarecrow. (Bring pants, shirt, pantyhose and register in advance.)

Sunday, October 13

  • Clifton Day 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Festival includes arts and crafts, antiques, demonstrations, the Town Market, live music, children’s activities and lots of good food. Town of Clifton
  • Scarecrow Making Workshop. 12 noon – 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, Great Falls. $6 per scarecrow. (Bring pants, shirt, pantyhose and register in advance.)
  • Tonight is the full moon, also known at The Hunter’s Moon.
  • Full Moon Wagon Ride. 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Frying Pan Park. $10. Register in advance.

Thursday, October 17

  • Fall Garden Tour and Tea. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Historic Green Spring, Alexandria. $36, register in advance.

Friday, October 18


Saturday, October 19


Saturday, October 19 – 20

  • Farm Harvest Days and Fall Carnival. Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon.

Thursday, October 24


Friday, October 25

  • Fall Harvest Campfire. 6 pm. Riverbend Park, Great Falls. $10, register in advance.

Thursday, October 31 – November 1


Thursday, October 31 – Saturday, November 2

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